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4Columns @4_columns New York, NY

4Columns of arts criticism.

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“Love relationships can indeed hold extraordinary meaning, life-altering romance is real.”—FROM THE ARCHIVE:… https://t.co/5UOBoLLkxX
12/3
2020
“The ascendance of this thing we call ‘globalized corporate capitalism’…has severely damaged our capacity for share… https://t.co/7i4Lc5XuvwTHIS FRIDAY: @glossitis on Etel Adnan’s Seasons, showing her loving explorations of life; Sukhdev Sandhu on Steve M… https://t.co/42h9XZlQRZ
12/2
2020
“In 1997, the internet was deemed ‘the public space of loneliness’ by the artist Annie Abrahams, who designed ‘Bein… https://t.co/kih2cW4xoR
12/1
2020
I rewatched You've Got Mail this weekend and this is beautiful. https://t.co/pvwN9hkvrs
Retweeted by 4Columns“So many people I miss are far away, and even the ones who aren’t feel distant.”—First up in this week’s post-Thank… https://t.co/Tg3GB5wHq9
11/30
2020
Happy (belated) Thanksgiving from 4Columns mascots Sparky and Bolek, and from the rest of the team! We're back with… https://t.co/co07qn9Wl0
11/27
2020
“There’s an elegiac quality to About Time, which makes its opening right now all the more meaningful. Its 125, most… https://t.co/FQU30YbV6Y“It evolves in such intricate patterns of metaphor that nothing feels reducible either to autobiography or to strai… https://t.co/c2gDGEX0VFHappy Thanksgiving, dear readers! This also happens to be the last day to catch ISSUE 182, ICYMI. Alongside your pi… https://t.co/XFczG4TyRs
11/26
2020
“Stretching the concept of ‘speculative fiction’ to encompass idiotic diagnoses and false equivalence, it also obse… https://t.co/Amsg3Nq6Vr“To build with layered wreckage one need not replicate the flawed structure visible beneath, it seems to show.” Jo… https://t.co/9uTq6dE86x
Retweeted by 4Columns“In Mehretu’s practice, the palimpsest is not an image of despair. To build with layered wreckage one need not repl… https://t.co/NQlY35ia6a"Her laborious process blurs juxtapositions both within and between works to create an effect—or in order to illust… https://t.co/TVGIQJO6du
Retweeted by 4Columns“He has haunted my life, punctuating occasions both epic and trivial—here cementing a friendship, there consecratin… https://t.co/8fAOcf1KrlI like this very much: both Horikawa Michio’s “Shinano River Plan” and Alex Kitnick’s essay here on it.… https://t.co/YKAJbyueuC
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11/25
2020
“The eroticized rear end, in each of these garments, is achieved through opposite means. What remains, in each inst… https://t.co/mXbDcyXZZ1“The particulars of the past abrupt the present, but obscured or askew; family stories and images of everyday life… https://t.co/2cvwoi0HH0“It’s a struggle to turn away from the fashion world’s brilliant excess and bombast, and toward the wooden Madonnas… https://t.co/Vplr72vmCP"There exists an understandable but faulty assumption that certain languages are so distant from one another that t… https://t.co/v7K4mhj7SZ
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11/24
2020
“Stardust reaches a nadir in the already debased genre of rock-star docudramas. Low-budget LARPing, the film is mos… https://t.co/U6r4mOX8Na“Like the scrubbed and overwritten manuscript page haunted by its previous text, her compositions are built on frau… https://t.co/x2lvcRW4TcOUT NOW: ISSUE 182. @johannafateman on being abandoned in awestruck limbo by Julie Mehretu’s abstract art of calami… https://t.co/vyFk8jtKZt
11/23
2020
Brian Dillon has written about “Music” for 4Columns. It made me pre-order his book “Suppose a Sentence.” American e… https://t.co/jmWS6URqoV
Retweeted by 4ColumnsIn @ValzhynaMort 's poetry, the graves and bones of #Belarus - @briangdillon reviews Music for the Dead and Resurre… https://t.co/GMig6cMMqM
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11/21
2020
I often wonder, watching a bad film, if the people making it didn't at some point think "hey maybe we shouldn't mak… https://t.co/OHe9h4xupQ
Retweeted by 4ColumnsNew in https://t.co/ZD2YwedPJV: Brian Dillon on poet Valzhyna Mort’s new book, “Music for the Dead and Resurrected,… https://t.co/fsPmkPEL7i
Retweeted by 4ColumnsI wrote about the supremely stupid STARDUST for this week's @4_columns. https://t.co/ZhekVO5U6y
Retweeted by 4ColumnsApocalypse forever...I wrote about Julie Mehretu's new paintings at @MarianGoodman for @4_columns https://t.co/qg85ZA9NgO
Retweeted by 4Columns"The question, I suppose, is whether this amalgam of images constitutes its own kind of consolation, poetic form re… https://t.co/336gj0nU2c
Retweeted by 4Columns @johannafateman on Julie Mehretu & the silence of apocalypse; @MelissEAnderson on the new Bowie movie's dopey low-b… https://t.co/KgREvNsI1IThis is one of those perfect essays that makes me want to research every cited figure and work. https://t.co/B2z2UDxPe7
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11/20
2020
“The brilliance of Gates is that his practice forces a kind of self-reflection that is both necessary and almost un… https://t.co/jlFPn5t33U“Harvey and Signoret have a galvanic connection, an alternating current of tenderness, understanding, and desire.”—… https://t.co/uGYoR8Pe14ICYMI: ISSUE 181 is up for 1 more day! Don’t miss Ania Szremski on the surprising political stakes of slumber in Ha… https://t.co/cYuEJf7CCwWow there's a lot in this sentence that could use some unpacking. (From this review of the new Rich bio:… https://t.co/zYKZYLiWBS
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11/19
2020
“She lived as writer & activist, dieseling along on outrage, giving herself to causes until she snapped...Her need… https://t.co/4auj5x4eN2“Let the tyrants toss and turn, bored and restless because their subjects are sleeping, like a field of contented p… https://t.co/O288wPHGU2“Marina Benjamin’s intense, vagrant, and personal book Insomnia is a timely arrival…it wants to know what we might… https://t.co/DvaplgShwmFRIDAY: @melisseanderson delivers a scorching pan of the execrable new David Bowie movie, Stardust; @johannafatemanhttps://t.co/RmESKcV1re"isn’t sleep the antithesis to the vigilance that protest demands? A cowardly withdrawal from courageous action? 'I… https://t.co/l4wuIIXb7J
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11/18
2020
“Gates is a complicated mix of opportunism and sincerity. It’s this latter quality that seems to be on full display… https://t.co/mMtVotaPwF“ ‘Room at the Top’ remains Clayton’s top, largely owing to the way that the director deftly showcases the lust-dru… https://t.co/P2os5RJxNU“He doesn’t highlight the suffering of black Americans as a way of stroking the humanitarian impulses of white phil… https://t.co/0AaUy6AybD
11/17
2020
"I start to wonder how much of their appeal is predicated on my naivete, or worse, on my inability to see through G… https://t.co/mVvwOKbgPR
Retweeted by 4Columns“From the beginning Rich tapped deep wells of truth, and to the end she was a patriarch’s daughter. She was exigent… https://t.co/Ad7ID0Or5V“Isn’t sleep the antithesis to the vigilance that protest demands? A cowardly withdrawal from courageous action? No… https://t.co/JWv9qEmmvaThe exhibition Black Vessel examines the artist’s object-oriented work. https://t.co/ZAwWUqWjxC @arunadsouza
Retweeted by 4ColumnsHaytham El Wardany offers a defense of slumber. https://t.co/ctQSq2IkfN
Retweeted by 4ColumnsOUT NOW: ISSUE 181. @arunadsouza on the deeply uncomfortable ambiguities of Theaster Gates’s brilliant art;… https://t.co/LDvXfxt4ULI reviewed Hilary Holladay's biography of Rich for @4_columns: https://t.co/MCyzK4fUsk
Retweeted by 4Columns"In The Book of Sleep, he is trying write about the ungraspable condition of sleep, not 'to quantify sleep or disse… https://t.co/9ZYoePDSHS
Retweeted by 4Columnswonderful thoughtful review of Haytham El Wardany's Book of Sleep at @4_columns by Ania Szremski - contains magic p… https://t.co/08K0vCrMdS
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11/16
2020
The Power of Adrienne Rich - “We’re living through a time / that needs to be lived through us.” https://t.co/QRoRjoRR9J
Retweeted by 4ColumnsNew in https://t.co/ZD2YwedPJV: Ania Szremski on Haytham El Wardany’s “The Book of Sleep,” Julie Phillips on the bi… https://t.co/H70yw6FLYp
Retweeted by 4ColumnsI wrote about ROOM AT THE TOP for this week's @4_columns. https://t.co/SmyMslSrgg
Retweeted by 4Columnspheww...this biography🤩 https://t.co/t7BjdhfSdD
Retweeted by 4ColumnsHighly recommended read from @4_columns : an evocative and thoughtful review of Theaster Gates’s show at the Gagosi… https://t.co/qc94yg4Kth
Retweeted by 4ColumnsMy latest for ⁦@4_columns⁩ : Theaster Gates’s new show at ⁦@Gagosian⁩ Gallery. https://t.co/1IJTDrASYw
Retweeted by 4ColumnsAnia Szremski on The Book of Sleep & the radical potential of a nap, @jcfphillips on The Power of Adrienne Rich & p… https://t.co/4N8kJC0Jqk
11/13
2020
“Dern’s long career as one of cinema’s great reactors was born in this nearly thirty-minute scene, in which her ent… https://t.co/sEgMoecid7“Finding something so novel opens a small new pathway into the history of electronic music—an odd node from the US… https://t.co/jf7333XQDLICYMI: @geetadayal on an odd node of music traveling from the US to Germany by way of San Francisco hippie culture;… https://t.co/jcWAo9V9Vt"Like aspartame, McCormack’s work delivers an artificial sweetness laced with carcinogens" https://t.co/T41xTZZmU3
Retweeted by 4ColumnsOne of the best things I've listened to in forever. Fans of Tangerine Dream, Terry Riley, and Moog music in general… https://t.co/LbdFbHTxjf
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11/12
2020
“It’s McCormack’s version of the ‘it gets better’ campaign. Only it doesn’t get better. It gets uglier and uglier,… https://t.co/GaYWiCDynT“Abbott saw both the extraordinary surfaces, lines, and angles of a place constantly remade and, with a kind of vis… https://t.co/varR0tQxmk“Weegee, New York’s sensationalist street photographer extraordinaire, captured the city’s nighttime personalities… https://t.co/zvT9g4myyQTHIS FRIDAY: @arunadsouza on Theaster Gates’s complicated mix of opportunism and sincerity; @melisseanderson on Jac… https://t.co/ZyTbvxyr2X
11/11
2020
"Dern’s long career as one of cinema’s great reactors was born in this nearly 38 scene, in which her entire being f… https://t.co/KmgIQZXalO
Retweeted by 4Columnsdid not know this was based on the one Joyce Carol Oates short story I read (and liked), steadily creeping up my wa… https://t.co/yY93tKa93E
Retweeted by 4Columns“Connie and her equally inexperienced friends treat not just gender but desire as hypothetical, a form of play, som… https://t.co/yovjCj41P6“An early window into the massive, lumbering Moog as a live instrument, this is sonic improvisation in real time, w… https://t.co/q8CFWLf8B8“Carlos was one of the first global ambassadors of electronic music. At a time when electronic music literacy was l… https://t.co/HveiDeKHAtAlso read this incredible review of this documentary by @proseb4bros for @4_columns: https://t.co/UxTRTZBS3M
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11/10
2020
“A sideways roman à clef, playful and puerile, but also unremittingly scatological…Like aspartame, McCormack’s work… https://t.co/GCP9aEeBhG“A classic of American photography, a register of the city’s shapes and shadows, its energy and enervation, to set… https://t.co/mr5FusF3AUA glorious review of Derek McCormack's new book by @jeremylybarger: "Like aspartame, McCormack’s work delivers an… https://t.co/eMnLFohrJ4
Retweeted by 4ColumnsOUT NOW: ISSUE 181. @briangdillon on the restoration of Berenice Abbott’s classic book of documentary photography,… https://t.co/NCstpQJmLq
11/9
2020
I know everyone is thinking about the election, but I wrote a cool new piece about California hippies and Moog synt… https://t.co/McfD4s2D2Q
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11/7
2020
If you want a distraction while democracy finishes putting on her makeup, I wrote about Derek McCormack's new novel… https://t.co/oehQQLfqor
Retweeted by 4ColumnsFirst rave for Derek McCormack's CASTLE FAGGOT! At @4_columns: "CASTLE FAGGOT is an experience—its own biosphere, i… https://t.co/3qIzHMQD0Z
Retweeted by 4ColumnsNew in https://t.co/ZD2YwedPJV: Michelle Orange on the 1985 film “Smooth Talk"; Jeremy Lybarger on Derek McCormack’… https://t.co/c9sBmsLBks
Retweeted by 4Columns"This is sonic improvisation in real time, with no overdubs, without a studio. The room is palpable; you can feel t… https://t.co/PKSH0KWh2U
Retweeted by 4ColumnsCastle Faggot is an experience—its own biosphere, its own zip code. Or, more apropos, it’s a creaky coaster always… https://t.co/cCi62HpzfQ
Retweeted by 4ColumnsThanks to @geetadayal for this excellent piece on Doug McKechnie (@SFSYNTH) and his new LP on @vgplusrecs. Learned… https://t.co/mc831MxzFY
Retweeted by 4Columns"Dern’s long career as one of cinema’s great reactors was born in this nearly thirty-minute scene, in which her ent… https://t.co/69ayQrUfJc
Retweeted by 4Columns"Documentary in Dispute" reconstructs the original manuscript of Berenice Abbott's 1939 book of photographs, "Chang… https://t.co/20QwbqjJEh
Retweeted by 4Columns @briangdillon on Berenice Abbott & NY's extraordinary provincialism; @jeremylybarger on Derek McCormack & a phantas… https://t.co/2vJktZg6qH
11/6
2020
“There exists an understandable but faulty assumption that some languages are so distant from one another that tran… https://t.co/yesFS0kZBM“They learned to play with and against one another and wrote songs that were trim, dangerous, curved, proper.”—… https://t.co/XMflqnB06UICYMI: ISSUE 179 is up for 1 more day! Don’t miss @zombiesfj on the Athens, GA band Pylon, who remade rock as they… https://t.co/XpL2U52qNb“She was not a Misty member, and it shows in the nakedly diaristic intimacy of her best verse.” In @4_columns, And… https://t.co/JbGswkHgqw
Retweeted by 4ColumnsTOMORROW: @jeremylybarger on Derek McCormack’s phantasmagoria of queer martyrdom in “Castle Faggot”;… https://t.co/CMEL5agsgh
11/5
2020
“Yes, times are apocalypto-grade tough, but whoever trips over this little dérive of a show might get fresh, blesse… https://t.co/fAI5jrsxTA“The personal is political and the political, personal, but this juncture is also a site of friction, open to manif… https://t.co/zDtmTyG5xB“These filmmakers excavate family histories and individual traumas; amplify calls for justice; and defy conventiona… https://t.co/Klmaf7ZEZL
11/4
2020
“Written after decades of suppression had discouraged Chinese artists from getting too personal...these merciless e… https://t.co/Mjkcucgkqe“These recordings demonstrate how powerful the idea of punk was as liberation, not in the sense of political emanci… https://t.co/rsRSthv1Db“The book is a continuous redefinition of translation, with the stakes growing ever higher. You think the translato… https://t.co/FHGJUA2Fq8
11/3
2020

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